The trouble with diseases that are little-known and seldom talked about is that many of us simply don’t know how to deal with them—and in many cases, that includes physicians! For a particularly illustrative case in point, consider the relationship between PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Metformin, a perfectly clear example of how a little bit of knowledge about a health condition can lead to a poor diagnosis or a prescription that does more harm than good.
For starters, we need to clarify some of this terminology. Many women are likely familiar with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) already, as it is very serious and very common. Indeed, it is the most common women’s hormonal disease there is, and affects roughly 5 to 10% of all women of childbearing age. Some of the potential effects are ones that pertain to pregnancy; the link between PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and miscarriage are fairly sobering, with the chance of a miscarriage increasing by 300% for women with this condition. It is also one of the leading causes of infertility, and can also cause skin problems, an increased likelihood of breast cancer, and weight gain.
The root cause of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is Insulin Resistance. This is basically when the cells in the body lose their sensitivity to glucose, and have a harder time absorbing blood sugar and turning it into energy. This causes the excess glucose to be turned into fat. It also causes hormonal imbalances—for women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), in particular, it can cause a major increase in testosterone production, which is, in turn, what causes many of the infertility and pregnancy problems above.
This may sound to you a bit like a diabetes-related ailment, and if that’s the case, you’re not completely off base. As a matter of fact, many doctors have opted to treat PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) with a drug called Metformin, which was originally intended to treat diabetes. The problem is, it was not necessarily meant to treat PCOS, and while it may sometimes be effective, many women have to discontinue it due to severe gastrointestinal side effects, anemia, and, in some instances, even liver failure.
Again, Metformin is not meant to treat this condition—but the products offered by Insulite Health are. In particular, the Insulite Health’s PCOS 5-Element System has been scientifically formulated to reverse the effects of PCOS, and it does not come with the same side effects mentioned above. It’s something any woman with this condition should check out posthaste.